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Associated Press: Rescuers Search for Young Whale Entangled in Gill Net

April 10, 2024
  • Entanglement

Rescuers search off Northern California coast for young gray whale entangled in gill net

Published in the Associated Press: April 10, 2024

Rescuers were searching Wednesday for a gray whale last spotted off Northern California’s coast with its tail entangled in a massive gill net.

The 30-foot (9-meter) whale was spotted Tuesday near San Francisco swimming north as part of gray whales’ annual migration from Mexico to Alaska. It was dragging the net with two bright red buoys that rescuers attached to it on March 22, when the animal was first spotted off Laguna Beach in Southern California.

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